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Back in Black! Volunteer Work Days at Welcome Center

October 14, 2014 Category:

Thanks to all who helped out on our September work days at the Welcome Center! We finished staining the outside of the Welcome Center and also cleaned up much garbage, and even cut two new snowshoe trail loops. Also thanks to Paula and Julie Gran for bringing goodies!

Black oil-based stain is a contemporary look and will nicely protect the rough-sawn aspen siding.

The Wednesday crew….from L-R: Scott Belknap (Grand Rapids) Rubin Stensing (Duluth), Tom & Lori Williams (board member) (Duluth). Not pictured: Josh Yokel (Melrude), Julie Grahn (Cook), Paula (Hibbing), John & Carrie Kelsey (Duluth), Sparky Stensaas (Wrenshall).

Rubin Stensing doing the “high work”

Scott Belknap brings out the “big gun” for trail clearing. Scott is a former smoke jumper (You know, those guys that jump out of planes and into fires!) for the US Forest Service so knows his way around a chain saw. Two new loops for our snowshoe trail were completed.

Carrie Kelsey and Sparky Stensaas. Note our hats…”Life is Crap” (when out of chocolate!) and “Life is Good”

Rubin Stenseng


Tom Williams working the roller

Rubin Stenseng and Lori Williams

We open on December 13…See you then!